Ascent to Round Mountain-above Deer Creek Pass on 2016-12-14

Climber: Michael Lewis

Others in Party:Josh Lewis
Date:Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Round Mountain - above Deer Creek Pass
    Elevation:3500 ft / 1066 m
    Remaining Elevation:1820 ft / 555 m (48% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Left the Whitehorse Shell Gas Station at 7pm Tuesday. The night was clear. A couple gave us a ride for about 5 miles saving some distance. We skinned up nf-18 in full moonlight. Camped at 3k on the side of the road. Clouds rolled in overnight. Attempted to get to Round Wednesday but confusion about the route and limited daylight had me turn around at dusk and ski with Josh back to camp in the dark. We left Thursday Dec. 15th skiing 7 miles back to Swede Heaven. 23 miles round-trip and 2k gain. We will return using Matt Burton's short, steep and sweet route up nf-1890 and Round's South Ridge as soon as weather and snow conditions cooperate.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2000 ft / 609 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3042 ft / 927 m
    Round-Trip Distance:23 mi / 37 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Skis, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
    Weather:Snowing, Frigid, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2000 ft / 609 m
    Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Start Trailhead:1500 ft / 457 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3042 ft / 927 m
    Distance:14 mi / 22.5 km
    End Trailhead:458 ft / 139 m

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